Election legislation roundup: Iowa House of Representatives

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked three election-related bills in the Iowa House of Representatives since the beginning of the year. Of the three, Ballotpedia tracked one from March 6-12. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is:   

  • IA HF523: A bill for an act relating to the conduct of elections, Reps. Ako Abdul-Samad (D), Sean Bagniewski (D), Molly Buck (D), Ken Croken (D), Monica Kurth (D), Elinor Levin (D), Mary Madison (D), Brian Meyer (D), Art Staed (D), Sharon Steckman (D), Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (D), and Ross Wilburn (D).

During the week of March 6-12, Ballotpedia tracked 45 House election-related bills nationally. As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 990 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the New York State Assembly with 135, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with zero.

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 557 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 335 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 98 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.  

The Iowa House is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 9 to April 28 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked five House bills related to election administration. Zero of these bills passed both chambers. Iowa is a Republican trifecta.

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